France: Research and development expenditure
(measure: percent; Source: The United Nations)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
France: Research and development expenditure, percent of GDP: For that indicator, The United Nations provides data for France from 1996 to 2016. The average value for France during that period was 2.15 percent with a minumum of 2.02 percent in 2007 and a maximum of 2.28 percent in 2014. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
The expenditure for R&D on the charts includes both private and public spending on research and development.
Definition: Gloss domestic expenditures on research and development (R&D), expressed as a percent of GDP. They include both capital and current expenditures in the four main sectors: Business enterprise, Government, Higher education and Private non-profit. R&D covers basic research, applied research, and experimental development.